Why Soviet people NEVER threw away newspapers


Soviets never threw anything away – they were akin to hoarders, waiting for some long-forgotten object to become useful again in some way. But what was the point of keeping tons of newspapers?
1. Wallpaper baseIt’s no secret that the quality of the walls in apartment buildings often isn’t the best, but you have to do what you have to do to live comfortably. Painting walls wasn’t an option – firstly, because you’d need perfectly flat walls and that was a… Why Soviet people NEVER threw away newspapers